More Keys with Matty P!

I hope you are all doing well!

Germany (particularly Berlin) has been in a hard lockdown since the second week of  December 2020.  Berlin restaurants have been closed since the end of November. The number of COVID-19 infections is on the rise without an end in sight.

My dear friend Matthew Presidente asked me to be a guest on his live online show “More Keys with Matty P” which is a new show he is doing on the Unicorn’s Live streaming platform.  

Unicorn’s Live is an LGBTQ+ Pride network located in Kelowna, BC, Canada.  They traditionally organized LGBTQ+ live events in Kelowna “but, the pandemic made the organization accelerate their pivot to becoming an online streaming service.  Since Matthew had performed at previous Pride events they had organised they offered him a bi-weekly Monday night slot on their platform for a show.  So, Matthew created “More Keys with Matty P!” a cabaret show with a special guest.   Matthew asked me to be his guest for Monday, March 29th and I accepted.  FYI….a monday evening in Vancouver is a Tuesday morning in Berlin.


Due to the lag/delay with streaming we would not be able to perform live together so, we pre-recorded a few video songs.  We recorded and shot video for two of Matthew’s songs and two of mine.  We had them recorded and shot a week before the show date so the producer Dustyn from Unicorn’s Live could smoothly transition from live streaming to the pre-recorded music.   

“More Keys…” aired on Monday, March 29th 8:00 p.m. (Pacific) which is Tuesday, March 30th at 5:00 a.m. Berlin time.  Tech check would happen an hour before at 4:00 a.m. (Berlin) so, my mission was to periodically nap throughout Monday to look fresh & ready for the show.  Anybody who knows me knows I am NOT a morning person!

At 4:00 a.m. Don and I were awake, dressed, cameras set, apartment rearranged, my hair and make-up was good to go and I had a gin martini ready to go.  We logged on, Dustyn sent us the link for the streaming platform, Matty logged on and we were linked in 3 global locations.  The tech check went off without any issues and at 5:00 a.m. it was Showtime!  

The show was so much fun to do!  Matty and I were “live” together for the first time in AGES!  We were also able to communicate with the viewers and take requests on the Unicorns live chat.  Matthew played a few requests and there was a request for me to play Madonna’s “Live a Virgin” live and I had to sing it as quietly as possible so I would not wake up my neighbours. 

The show ended at 10:00 p.m. (Pacific)/ 7:00 a.m. (Berlin).  I had a great experience doing the show with Matthew and working with Unicorns Live.  Would I do this again? 

 

Absolutely!

 

Stay healthy, stay safe and I’ll see you soon.

Xoxo

TCT

 

On this Valentine’s Day!

Once again Don and I were busy shooting video and recording songs for this very special “World is Watching” Valentine’s Day Youtube special.  This time I decided to record a song for the all broken hearts of the world.  This song is titled “Lonely Days” (an anthem to those who have been dumped)

I also recorded vocals and shot a video for one of Matthew Presidente’s songs titled “Valentine’s Day”…a song also dedicated to broken hearts and dead  relationships (my…we are up an upbeat lot). 😉

I hope everyone had a fabulous Valentine’s Day and I also hope you had a chance to watch last night’s “World is Watching-Valentine’s Day Special”. 

Xoxo

TCT

Happy Holidays! New Song Released “On this Quarantine Christmas”

When Matthew and I reflected on 2020 we decided we needed a song to bring it all to a close. Cowritten with Matthew Presidente of Vancouver Canada we worked together while apart. “On this Quarantine Christmas” is our tribute to the year we all want to leave behind and forget. This song has also been released on all major platforms. Stay safe, play safe and support independent music! You can also find the release on:

Spotify iTunes Apple Music Amazon SoundCloud